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London Museum of Water & Steam

Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0EN, England
+44 20 8568 4757
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A great museum which my 5 year old loved! Lots of things for him to touch, he enjoyed the train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicky B
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Only used cafe

After walking away from McDonald’s because of the riders hanging around we popped in for drinks and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick W
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The London Museum of Water & Steam at Kew Bridge was built in 1838 and is home to an internationally recognised collection of working steams engines that can be seen in operation every weekend. Come and discover the story of London's water supply through interactive displays and fascinating objects from Romans times to modern day. The museum is also home to a narrow gauge steam railway which is in operation every weekend and selected dates in the school holidays. Families can also enjoy the new Waterworks interactive gallery, with hands on exhibits that bring the story of London's water supply to life and prepare to get wet in the outdoors "Splashzone" where children of all ages can turn wheels, gears and pumps to move water by hand to create amazing outcomes. The rotative steam engines are in operation every weekend with the Cornish Engines running on monthly event days (see website for event listings). After all that, relax and refuel in the Stokers Cafe where you will be able to choose from a range of hot and cold drinks and homemade treats. We are a 5 minute walk from Kew Bridge Station (25 minutes from London Waterloo) and are a short bus journey away from South Ealing station (Picadilly Line + 65 bus) and Gunnersbury (District Line and Overground + 237 or 267 bus). There is a small car park on site for visitors.
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Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0EN, England
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"london museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum which my 5 year old loved! Lots of things for him to touch, he enjoyed the train treasure hunt, the train ride and splash area! Thanks!

Thank Vicky B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After walking away from McDonald’s because of the riders hanging around we popped in for drinks and snacks in the cafe area Free off road parking and friendly help and patient staff and can certainly recommend We didn’t have time to visit the museum area...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here with my son aged 9 last week as we were staying in the area. Having a son who has a real passion for engines made this place a priority. The staff were very friendly. I loved that I could give my son...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this day out with the grandchildren (ages 6 and 8) - although fun for all ages 5 to 85. As previously mentioned in reviews, volunteer staff are amazing, so friendly and helpful. Dont miss out on the garden (immediately right inside the entrance...More

Thank scissorsister
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum today during half term week. There is loads to see, water history, sewers etc. Big machines, little train ride and many things for the kids to interact with. There is a cafe on site and small shop. But what really makes...More

Thank ecomsue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Listed building housing gigantic beam engines and a museum depicting the history of London's water supply. Best to visit when the beam engines and narrow guage railway are in steam. Staffed by knowledgeable and friendly volunteers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great few hours passed there, very interesting and informative. great outside space with a play area for kids, probably their favorite part. Steam trains not working on the day I visit, so felt the price was a little overprice for what it is, but true...More

Thank VitorHR
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My wife and I visited the London Museum of Water & Steam on a very wet Good Friday at the end of March. It was cold outside but lovely and warm (and dry) in the engine rooms. We enjoyed watching some of the old steam...More

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Great day trip from London (short walk from the station). Loads of hands on activities for kids. The water play area outside was closed in winter, but would add even more excitement for little ones. Seeing the big steam engines in action was fascinating as...More

Thank mrx239
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Hi we arrived early they were not quit open however we were able to have a coffe. Being older seeing all the old washing tubs,mangles etc was a trip down memory lane.If you are a steam nut then this is the place .We saw 5...More

Thank John J
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Melinda H
25 February 2018|
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Response from Richard_A-Sandys | Reviewed this property |
I think it will definitely be good for an hour, possibly up to 2 for teen lads. There are lots of interesting things. Depends on whether they are willing to connect! There is engineering, disease control, a mini steam... More
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krysiadavis
3 January 2017|
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Response from pennyjenkins2017 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, our car park can take about 30 cars so can fill very quickly at weekends. On a Sunday you can park on the road directly outside the gate but the local wardens are very keen to ticket on other days... More
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Kamila K
10 September 2016|
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Response from Strelitzia-1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I am sure your little one would enjoy many of the exhibits. The train is also a lovely activity for littlies. Enjoy
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